The highs and lows of Hong Kong's CE campaign

Hong Kong's chief executive election through the eyes of children

Eyewitness recalls attack by UK parliament

Art becomes virtual reality: Chinese artist Lin Yilin teams up with Nonny de la Peña, the ‘godmother of VR’

The highs and lows of Hong Kong's CE campaign

March 25, 2017

From highly charged debates to public transport misadventures, SCMP looks back at some of the crucial moments that reveal the personalities of the three chief executive candidates.

Hong Kong's chief executive election through the eyes of children

March 21, 2017

SCMP politics and education reporters Joyce Ng and Shirley Zhao speak with a class of Hong Kong primary school children about the coming chief executive election, what they think of the candidates, and what they think the major issues are.

Eyewitness recalls attack by UK parliament

March 23, 2017

A man who witnessed a car drive into pedestrians on a bridge near the British parliament, tells reporters what he saw.

Art becomes virtual reality: Chinese artist Lin Yilin teams up with Nonny de la Peña, the ‘godmother of VR’

March 23, 2017

In 1995, New York-based Chinese artist Lin Yilin created a performance art piece, where he progressively built and dismantled a wall, as he slowly crossed a busy road in China’s Guangzhou, forcing traffic to swerve around him.

The creation was called “Safely Manoeuvring across Lin He Road”. Art enthusiasts at the Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 can don VR glasses and experience this performance.

Lin Yilin’s performance has been recreated in VR by journalist Nonny de la Peña, known as “godmother of virtual reality”, for the event, as part of collaboration with the Asia Art Archive.

In the original performance, Lin spent 90 minutes to build and move a small brick wall on a busy road in Guangzhou; at Hong Kong’s Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, visitors spend around 10 minutes having a go at building a slow moving wall across a busy road in China as buses, trucks, cars and motorbikes swerve around them.

(Photo: Lin Yilin)